Recreational Report
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Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Seattle WA
256 PM PST Mon Dec 11 2017

.SYNOPSIS...High and mid level clouds will drift over Mount
Rainier National Park on Tuesday, but otherwise skies will be
clear through Thursday. Warm days, with the freezing level above
10,000 feet, will continue. A strong upper ridge will break down
by Thursday with precipitation returning Thursday night and
Friday. Wet weather will continue through the weekend with strong
moist flow over the area, and the snow level will fall to more
seasonal levels, 3000-5000 feet.


.IMPACTS...Strong winds near the summit will make it difficult to
move safely and could produce local whiteout conditions tonight
and Tuesday. A high level of skill and experience in alpine
terrain, including use of GPS, is recommended for navigation and
camping in these conditions.


.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Freezing level near 11500 feet
decreasing to 9500 feet after midnight.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Freezing level near 7000 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming
partly cloudy. Freezing level near 8500 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 10000 feet.


Temperature and wind forecasts for selected locations.

                       Mon    Tue    Tue    Wed
                     Night         Night

Summit   (14411 FT)     18     18     21     22
                     SW 40  SW 40   W 30  NW 15

Camp Muir(10188 FT)     32     28     31     35
                     SW 25  SW 25   W 15  NW 10

Paradise  (5420 FT)     33     47     32     46
                      W 10   W 15   W  5   Calm

Longmire  (2760 FT)     33     47     35     48
                      N  5   Calm   N  5  SE  5

++ Temperatures and wind for the summit and Camp Muir are average
   conditions expected in the free air at those elevations.
++ Temperatures for Paradise and Longmire are the expected highs and
   lows. Wind is the average wind expected during that period.

.Extended Forecast...

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Freezing level near 9500 feet.
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Freezing level near 10000 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Snow level near 8500 feet.
.FRIDAY...Rain and snow. Snow level near 6000 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow likely. Snow level near 3000 feet.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow level
near 3000 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow. Snow level near 5000 feet.
.SUNDAY...Showers. Snow level near 7000 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Showers likely. Snow level near 5500 feet.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Snow level near
3500 feet.

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